New PDF release: Architectural Visions for Europe

By Hans Hollein, Sir Norman Foster, Dominique Perrault, Romuald Loegler, Hans-Ullrich Bitsch, Niklaus Fritschi, Matteo Thun (auth.), Dirk Meyhöfer (eds.)

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ISBN-13: 9783322842923

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The buildings do not conceal thei,. Nstate of the art" construction techniques - they are, after all, High-Tech - and Sir Norman Foster is conSidered to be one of the most ' ~ Important protagonists. Often understood as an unrestricted avowal of faith In the future, in his speeches, writings and especially in his architectonic work Norman Foster has attempted to provide a more differentiated understanding of his architectural work. Neither in his earlier work, such as the Willis Faber and Dumas Administration Building in Ipswich (1975) or the Renault Distribution Cenbe In Swlndon (1983), nor later with the Hongkong Bank (1986) or the glass airport at London Stansted (1991), has It been the technologl~ cal Image unto Itself that has been the goal of his work.

As far as architecture is concerned: fill in an empty site amongst historical buildings; design a high-rise, paint some pictures and experiment with stone and glass. Qui ou qU 'est-ce qui vous a Ie plus influence au cours de votre vie? 'Ecole Superieure de Sarre, ainsi que les premieres annees a Chicago. Cet ordre correspond I'importance des facteurs cites. Qui sont vos architedes, ecrivains ou a artistes preferes? - A mes debuts, mon architecte prefere etait Mies van der Rohe et, en fait, il I'est reste de par son importance.

A campagne, la vie dans cette ville serait litteralement paradisiaque. Que! e summum du bonheur? - Parvenir au bien-etre du statu quo. Qui ou qu'est-ce qui VOU5 incite a contredire? apartir - »Comp/exite et contradiction«: telle etait la definition intelligente d'une archi- tecture vivante (Venturi). Tout ce qui vit est contradictoire en soi et, en ce sens, la vie elle-meme invite ala contradiction. Que! est pour vous /e probleme maieur aresoudre actuellement? ement nouveau. La fusion mondiale de I'humanite en un »village global« (McLuhan) par les reseaux mediatiques devrait etre suivie d'une sorte de fusion culturelle, de maniere a depasser les egoi"smes locaux, nationaux ou raciaux.

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